Sofapaka FC have confirmed the appointment of Willis Obayi as the new assistant head coach.
Obayi who has been serving as the Sofapaka's captain now is the assistant to head coach Ken Odhiambo. Obayi was delighted to be appointed as the Batoto ba Mungu's assistant and he said, "It’s such an honour to be elevated to such a position by the club management. It clearly shows they have confidence and trust me to assist and lead."
On new position
"One word mixed feelings, am still coming to terms with it. It’s such a privilege indeed, to be honest. This a new capacity that I am to grow and become better. It’s equally an opportunity to transit and when such opportunity comes your way, you only have to step up, learn and grow and that’s what am aiming for moving forward," he explained as quoted by the club's official website.
"Well I still feel I have some energy left to go, currently am eligible to play in the current season and if the need arises to help out then I will step up and give my best on the pitch," he said when asked if the appointment marks the end of his playing career.
Ken Odhiambo's comments
"When need rose to fill the void, I felt there was no need to shop outside but groom one from within and upon carefully looking into all available options we settled on Obayi Willis."
"I have been keen on him, he has traits of a leader and one honest assurance he Obayi will make a good coach in future."
Obayi has had thirteen years of an active professional football career, turning out for sugar belt sides Sony Sugar and Chemelil Sugar respectively before joining Sofapaka till his appointment.